It is not the physical abilities or strengths that help you achieve in life rather it is the courage is that keeps you going. The live example of this is Arunima Sinha who lost her one leg due to an accident but that could not extinguish her flame of doing something extraordinary and she became the first amputee of the world and India to have climbed the highest peak in the world.
Arunima Sinha – First Female Amputee to climb Mt. Everest
Arunima was not an ordinary girl. She was a volleyball player of the national team of India. But due to the amputation of her leg she had to leave the sport. The story of why the amputation had to be carried out is another story of bravery.
Arunima was travelling from the Capital city of Uttar Pradesh to New Delhi for taking an exam to join CISF. In the train she encountered a gang of robbers who tried to snatch her bag and gold chain. In the scuffle, the robbers pushed Arunima off the running train and she fell on the tracks. Having sustained severe injury she could not move and got her lag crushed by another train coming on the track she fell on.
She was then rushed to the hospital and the doctors had to amputate her leg to save her life. She was given a compensation of Rs 25,000 by the Indian Sports Ministry and this made headlines because of the meager compensation offered to the great loss of a national volleyball team player. Later the compensation of Rs 2,00,000 was given to Arunima by the State Government. Later she went on to All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi for her treatment and to get prosthetic leg. It is at this place that she decided that she would go in for mountaineering.
She first took up the basic mountaineering course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. Hereafter she contacted Bachendri Pal and decided to train under her for climbing Mount Everest. On 21st May 2013 at 10:55 am Anurima Sinha became the first amputee to climb Mount Everest.
She did not stop at this and decided to climb the highest peaks of all the continents and she has already succeeded in climbing five summits of five continents and they are:
- Everest in Asian continent
- Kilimanjaro in African continent
- Elbrus in European continent
- Kosizko in Australian continent
- Aconcagua in South American continent
Having faced so many challenges gave Arunima amazing strength to fight her battle in a unique way and show to the world the metal she is made of. Firm determination and the will to make your dreams come true can lead you to such heights that people may think impossible for you.
Arunima tells the world that no one can impede the trail of success behind you if you have decided to move on with your life despite of the challenges being thrown at you by the circumstances.
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